Keep Out No More

K eep Out the Crime Diversion Scheme is closing because HM Prison and Probation Service has decided to no longer facilitate schemes where young people are brought into prisons. Over 22 years, Keep Out has enabled 30,000 vulnerable young people to have interaction with 900 serving prisoners which has helped the former to learn from the experiences of the latter to their mutual benefit. Today Keep Out arranged a “seminar” to reflect on what had been achieved over 22 years with reports form service users, staff and a Surrey University research project. All inputs that demonstrated what difference Keep Out has made, including I am confident reducing school exclusions.